Cute, tiny corner spot with great windows. Long-standing favorite for long hours of standing outside waiting for a table, but a chance to make new friends at least. We love the BYOB policy and cro... read more
Brasserie extraordinaire, an Upper East must from the zinc bar, crystal tulip chandeliers, and Art Deco touches to a chef named Bergougnoux. Sole meuniere filleted at the table is a way more classy... read more
Superstar French suited to your dramatic entrances. Like a Roman palazzo, hitting Corinthian columns, glitzy chandeliers, clean white scheme. Almost hate to touch the food it's so incredibly const... read more
Cozy bastion of old St. Marks tries to cling to cred of rapidly co-opted street. Tenement location lends furtive feel. Loyal fan base of Gauls and pâté aficionados keeps downstairs somewhat roullez... read more
Once ever-present chain now down to just a couple of locations. Greenpoint's a go-to for primo chillaxing. Rustic nook with green café chairs and ceiling fans. Giant cappuccinos wire you up ... read more
Get back, JoJo. Jean-Georges’s long-running romance HQ, nestled into elegant uptown townhouse. Provençal vibe, from blood orange exterior to terracotta flooring lifted from ancient Fre... read more
Anthony Bourdain’s not-so-confidential brasserie dedicated to good meat. Breezy feel transports you to Latin Quarter, except for all the suits stuffing the banquettes. No, Mr. Bourdain is not sauté... read more
Former Theater Row massage parlor converted to convivial French bistro by adopted sons of Josephine Baker. Long-running classic with Parisian feel from plush curtains, chandeliers, tuxedoed waiters... read more
Running on its reputation, but then that reputation is about as lofty as they come. Eric Ripert is more likely to be globetrotting than preparing the orange vinaigrette that tops your warm lobster ... read more
Reliably delicious French spot has entertained locals and Bloomingdale's shoppers going on three decades now. Three meals a day, if you're trying to go full Gallic. Petit Dejenuer features crepes, ... read more
Legendary French Culinary Institute schools Soho in fine dining. Students work up prix-fixe French classics, served at discount rates to reflect the in-training aspect. Just because they're green d... read more
A New York landmark around the corner from Carnegie Hall, where many of that venue's world-class performers come for opening night after parties. Time warped, but not in a bad way. Grand entrance g... read more
First of its kind in the hood continues to shine. Often imitated, rarely surpassed pre-Balthazar bistro with classic white tile and flickering candles. Drink in the murmur of sophisticated conversa... read more
Sweet, petite Carnegie Hill spot. Dates to the late ‘70s, but vintage prints take you back another century. Kind of like what you'd find on a Parisian side street, except you don't have to pi... read more
Understated interior for wooing sophisticates and loyal locals. Effortless charm attracts literati and, thank God, very few glitterati. Meticulous menu, presentation, service. The tuna carpaccio is... read more
Francophiles finally take the 'Burg. Airy space with quaint design: French street signs, soothing tan tones, and Edith Piaf on the speakers, natch. Casual scene of W'burg oldsters noshing on mini c... read more
Bacchus, god of wine, settles in Boerum Hill. Cozy bistro atmo offering French classics like escargot, coq au vin, mussels in wine sauce, plus terrines, tartines, cheese and charcuterie. Three-cou... read more
Tiny East Village eatery boasts bold Caribbean-French flavors and island-friendly vibe. Tender, West Indian-style lime chicken, fresh fish with passion fruit mustard, and a ten-dollar hanger specia... read more
IN PREVIEW. Eric Kayser puts New York in good standing with Paris, Tokyo, and Dubai. Signature is the Baguette Monge—crusty on the outside, dense and oh-so-tasty on the inside. Bakery steers... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...